Another nice idea in Making a Big Change: a Case Study [How I Retired]”:

Almost all of us fear change, and we look for excuse after excuse to put it off. Very often this works against us. So, if you are thinking about making a big change, you owe it to yourself to go ahead and start turning your thoughts into projects. Evaluate the feasibility, get some independent advice, and test what you can. [Author’s emphasis]

The short piece shares a novel way of using the GTD methodology to work through complicated problems.